My kids both had tubes put in their ears when they were little, my son twice, and neither had any problems at all. And my grandson had them about six months ago and did just fine. So now my nieces oldest boy has had repeated ear infections and fluid in his ears to the point that his hearing was diminished and his balance was thrown off. He had the tubes put in a few days ago and has had all kinds of problems. He's had pain and drainage from both ears and complains of a lot of pain in his ears if he's out in the wind. He insists on having cotton balls in his ears and the other day he actually dug out a pair of earmuffs and wore them outside to play ... in 65 degree weather! He's in kindergarten and Friday at naptime he was near the door that the teacher had propped open a bit to catch the breeze. His teacher said he was sitting there with tears in his eyes and his hands over his ears! His mom assumed that all of this was normal after the surgery but I just don't think so. I can understand that sounds that maybe seemed muffled to him before may be louder and sharper now but not the actual pain and drainage. My own kids didn't seem to have any pain at all and there was no drainage. They had the surgery very early in the morning, then came home and played the rest of the day! And when my grandson had the surgery, he had no problems at all. She's going to call his doctor tomorrow to see if he needs to be seen again but it doesn't seem to be getting any better and I hate to see the little guy in so much pain. Has anyone else been through this lately with a little one?